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Ball Corporation is looking for a Senior Integration & Test Engineer – Space Vehicle Systems Integration & Test Lead 

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. At our core, we’re passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world’s greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond. For more information, visit or connect with us on , , or . The Engineering Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. Senior Integration & Test Engineer – Space Vehicle Systems Integration & Test Lead Join the Space Vehicle Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) team at Ball Aerospace – a diverse group of motivated problem solvers. We like to have fun and enjoy life – both at work, and in our free time. We’re excited about the challenging projects we’re involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable. Offering growth opportunities at all levels of skill and experience, we’re looking for leaders and innovators who can continue our strong reputation for creativity and technical excellence, while helping to define the future of Ball. Make a difference. Love what you do. Realize your full potential. We’re seeking an action-oriented, intellectually curious engineer who is excited to put their potential to use leading teams and testing space flight hardware. The position will be a lead, deputy lead, or floor lead for the Assembly, Integration, and Test effort for a spacecraft and space vehicle mission. You will work closely with, and be mentored by, experts in the field. You will be responsible for leading all aspects of the AI&T process from bus assembly through shipping and launch operations of the integrated space vehicle. This will require a strong balance of technical experience, project engineering, and excellent communication skills. Note: AI&T is also known as systems integration and test (SI&T), assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO), missions systems integration and test (MSIT), and other names throughout the industry. What You’ll Do: Work in a fast-paced team environment leading the integration and test of spacecraft hardware. Build and manage a team that can work closely to overcome challenges. Manage project cost, schedule, and staffing predictions and control project scope. Plan the spacecraft / space vehicle assembly, integration, test, and launch operations effort (including the sequence of activities, required facilities, special test equipment, personnel, schedule, risks, and opportunities) Prepare and give presentations to your team, management, customers, and partners. Collaborate with program management, system and subsystem engineers, mission assurance, technicians, and other program personnel. Assess, summarize, and effectively communicate the status and needs of complex technical tasks to peers and company management. Prepare and review technical documentation. Support meetings with program management, Ball management, customers, and partners (including traveling to other locations for these meetings when required). Support shipping and launch campaigns. Provide estimates for both execution of existing work and for changes in scope. Work in cleanroom and lab environments to verify the hardware meets requirements and characterize / calibrate its performance. Write, review, update, and execute test procedures and test scripts. Use test and measurement equipment to test and troubleshoot spaceflight hardware. Maintain test logs and generate test reports. Effectively train and mentor other engineers. Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule. Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment. Perform other duties as necessary. What You’ll Need: BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience. Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education. BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical field preferred. A current, active Top Secret security clearance preferred. Experience testing and troubleshooting spacecraft, space vehicles, and their related components and systems. Experience with spacecraft command and control systems, simulators, software test benches and other electrical ground support equipment. Excellent communication skills is a must. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills. Superb writing and presentation skills with experience communicating to senior decision-makers and technical audiences. A strong attention to detail while appreciating the bigger picture of the complex and ambitious projects that we take on at Ball. Effective working in an environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight. A desire to learn – our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment. A desire to work hands-on with critical space-flight hardware. Experience with the use of test and measurement equipment for testing and troubleshooting. Proficiency in MS Office tools. Goal oriented with excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and capable of coming up to speed quickly on assigned programs. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel a‹nd local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required. Working Conditions: Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment. May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required. May access other facilities in various weather conditions. A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. Relocation for this position is available. Compensation & Benefits: HIRING SALARY RANGE: $137,500 – $173,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.) This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site. US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. #LI-SH2

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